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    Upload a picture Form

    Asked by PattyDunn on August 21, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Is there a way to add a place for someone to send a picture to me on the form.  I see you can upload pictures but I don't see a way for them to send me a picture.  I am doing a contest and need a way for them to send me photos. 

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    Answered by Jeanette on August 21, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    There are several ways you can accomplish your desired scenario.

    1.Are you looking for a way to display the pictures right on the form?

    We have several widgets that could help you to accomplish that:

    Such as Photobucket , you can search more options here http://widgets.jotform.com/search/photo

    2. Maybe you just want the pics displayed in your email notifier?

    You can add an InkFilepicker button (you must have an account in the site). Then you'll be able to see it in your email notification. Simply make sure Modal view is setup to yes


    3. You can just Make an HTML Table report

    So you'll see them displayed instantly, upon submission

    And even set the "modal" feature, in order to zoom in!


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    Answered by PattyDunn on September 05, 2014 at 06:48 PM

    Thanks for all the information but I actually am trying to make it so the person filling out the form can send me a picture.  I am running a contest but now think this is not going to work.   I am doing a test and can upload the picture with the select image button.  The picture is not in the inbox.  Also I thought I would be notified when someone fills out the form but that is not happening.  do I have to go to the inbox at Jotform every time? 

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    Answered by BaneD on September 05, 2014 at 08:53 PM

    Hi Patty.

    If you are looking to get the photos sent to your server, you could do that by utilizing the PHP code by sending the data together with the uploaded photo to your server.

    You would have the file sent in $_FILES[] global variable from which you would be able to save the files. You could then use another form to privately take a look at all submissions. You could even give yourself the option to star each photo so that it is easier for you later on to decide the winner.

    The stars option can be seen on the left in the form builder if you decide to go down that road.

    That approach would not work if you wanted to have the photos sent to you in email..Was that what you were after?

    Also I thought I would be notified when someone fills out the form but that is not happening.

    You can setup the notifications to be sent to you each time your form gets submitted. If you place a link to your form I could clone it and take a look how it is currently set, but you can set it up to send the email to your account by following the steps found here:


    You might like this as well (I suggest following the first link first):


    I hope that works out for you :)